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 Dictionary entry overview: What does entertainment mean? 

  The noun ENTERTAINMENT has 1 sense:

1. an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention

  Familiarity information: ENTERTAINMENT used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1entertainment [BACK TO TOP]


An activity that is diverting and that holds the attention

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


entertainment; amusement

Hypernyms ("entertainment" is a kind of...):

diversion; recreation (an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "entertainment"):

beguilement; distraction (an entertainment that provokes pleased interest and distracts you from worries and vexations)

edutainment (entertainment that is intended to be educational)

extravaganza (any lavishly staged or spectacular entertainment)

militainment (entertainment with military themes in which the Department of Defense is celebrated)

night life; nightlife (the entertainment available to people seeking nighttime diversion)

show (the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining)

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